This is not the kind of onsen experience I desire


SENBOKU, Akita — Two women were seriously injured and some others were slightly hurt when they were hit by an avalanche while bathing in an open-air hot spring bath here Friday morning, police said.

At around 11:20 a.m., an avalanche hit an open-air hot spring bath at the famous Tsurunoyu Onsen inn in the Nyuto hot spring district of Senboku, burying more than 10 women, prefectural police said. They later managed to free themselves.

Two of them suffered serious wounds while several others were slightly injured.